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UNICO plans Piccolo award ceremony Nov. 13


Maria Teresa Morrison

REHOBOTH BEACH — Members of UNICO Delaware District 1, which includes both Southern Delaware and Maryland chapters (Delmarva and Rehoboth Area), took a break in a community service project at St. Edmond Church on Aug. 10, to plan the fourth annual Brian Piccolo Award event.

This award is earned each year by a high school senior athlete of Italian origin in good academic standing. He or she is nominated by the athletic director or coach and receives this honor from UNICO National, awarded across the country in chapters chartered in more than 35 states.

A donation of $1,000 is given to the high school athletic department of the recipient who strongly exhibits the character traits modeled by Brian Piccolo — former running back for the Chicago Bears: courage, friendship, loyalty, teamwork, dedication, sense of humor and anti-bias — thus to be shared by fellow teammates.

In addition to UNICO’s community service projects, there are events to raise funds for local and national charities and others to promote Italian heritage and culture: a yearly “BOCCE” tournament, “Opera at the Beach,” St. Joseph’s Day Table (to provide freshly blessed bread and non-perishables to local food shelters), Italian film night, Cooley’s Anemia Walk-a-thon, Italian language lessons, and more.

For more information contact District Governor Maria Teresa Morrison at mtmbeach@comcast.net.

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